Lea Michele is revealing she actually dated her Glee co-star Matthew Morrison before the show began. They’ve both previously denied the rumors, but the actress made the confession in her new book Brunette Ambition.
Michele, who plays Morrison’s Mr. Schuester’s former student Rachel Berry on the show, said they dated for a “Broadway beat.”
“When we shot the pilot, I met Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley and Chris Colfer for the first time,” she wrote. “I had worked on Broadway with Jenna Ushkowitzand Matthew Morrison before. Matt had been a friend of mine for years, and in fact we’d actually dated back in the day for a Broadway beat,” E! Online reports.
Morrison has previously called the dating rumors “laughable” and Michele told Hollywood.com back in 2010 that she’s known him from living in New York but “People are going to make things up. I think it’s just because we really are so close.”
Michele’s on and off-screen boyfriend, Cory Monteith, passed away in July 2013.